Interview with neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson, author of Buddha’s Brain and Just One Thing
So says, Rick Hanson, PhD, neuropsychologist and author of the bestselling Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom. The pocket-sized companion to this bestselling book, Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time presents over 50 quick yet profoundly powerful simple practices to change the neurocircuitry in your brain to lead to greater happiness, love and wisdom.
Listen to get highlights from “Just One Thing” and Dr. Hanson covering the following:
- How can we stress-proof our brain?
- In Just One Thing, you state “When your mind changes, your brain changes.” What is the difference between the brain and the mind and how do the two interrelate?
- What are some simple daily exercises to reprogram the brain to handle stress better?
- Some of your practices are opportunities for readers to simply take breaks and sleep more, which seem simple. We are hearing so much lately on the relationship between health and sleep. Why do you advocate more sleep?
As an expert in neuroscience and positive psychology, Dr. Hanson (rickhanson.net) guides you through contemplative practices and offers additional material for deeper understanding of the exercise. He is founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, and has taught at Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and in meditation centers in Europe, North America, and Australia.
Don’t Stain Your Brain with thoughts and actions that deplete it. Listen to this interview to enhance your mental level.